In a major relief to NRIs who go through series of hardships to obtain an India visa, the Indian Government has introduced a new visa policy, which would cut down the delay time in issuance of Indian visas.
The senior immigrant officials, who divulged this information to the media, have said that the immigration agencies that would delay the process of issuing visas would apparently be taken to the task that would even include slapping heavy penalties.
The new policy, as said by the officials, would further makes it mandatory for authorized visa agencies to turn down the applications within 48 hours in case they don’t meet the criteria.
When asked whether it was Modi’s government that took up this initiative, the officials stressed, UPA designed this policy. However, it would be NDA government that would implement it, they mentioned.
It has to be mentioned here that at least a ten million people reportedly apply for Indian visas but to no avail. This particular policy would curtain the long waiting dreams of many such individuals waiting to enter India for various reasons, said a senior official under the condition of anonymity.
Notably, the Government of India has outsourced the issuance of Indian visas to private agencies over the past two years with an aim to concentrate on diplomatic ties.
As of now, the new immigration policy would be applicable to US, UK and Poland. Nonetheless, it would be implemented for other countries shortly, said sources.